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“Wedding Cake of Classic French Architecture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Powell Symphony Hall

Powell Symphony Hall
Ranked #34 of 234 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wedding Cake of Classic French Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Grand entry and staircase in Ivory and glittering light. Cloakrooms and great acoustics. If you do not look at the ceiling... you are missing too much. Now, let's talk about the Symphony and Chorus. Always breathtaking. You won't want to leave when the performance is over!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Red Velvet and the Whole Nine Yards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This restored movie theater now a symphony hall for several decades feels at once intimate and extravagantly spacious. With red velvet to the point of seeming like an irrelevant throwback, it's just the ticket for launching you out of your ordinary preoccupations and preparing you for another dimension of reality. Grandeur, elegance, and graciousness abound.

Visited December 2012
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central Illinois
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141 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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“Great place for some music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Powell is near much of St Louis' other entertainment venue and provides an event laden show season. The seats are some of the best since they don't limit the loge boxes to corporations. Try the Christmas Special with your kids.

Visited December 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful venue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Beautiful building, great acoustics, and plenty of parking - a major plus in this neighborhood. There is a good police presence during events although I wouldn't want to walk alone at night except before and after events. Very close to St. Louis University.

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“RE: best acoustics; glorious beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

An old movie house, Powell is home to the world-renowned St. Louis Symphony. Fresh off a European tour, the orchestra sounds fantastic in their home, Powell Hall. Great romantic date, great family choice, great for college-aged.

Visited December 2012
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